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Discussion on: How long until we can all access satellite data? Not long if AWS has its way...

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Phil Ashby

It's an interesting proposal, built on the same premise as data centre rental: nobody wants to commit $millions to building ground station(s) only to discover their relatively cheap space segment / Cubesat (< $200k launched cost) is a hunk of junk.. or that great idea doesn't actually work out.

For an alternative, open source approach, you might like to know about, who collect satellite transmissions from volunteer organisations and individuals all across the globe and publish through an API. Then there are team-specific data collectors such as AMSAT-UKs data warehouse: :)